Manager, Design Studio Remote (US or Canada) /

Company: 1Password

Over 100,000 businesses and millions of people use 1Password to protect their most important information. We’re a kind, curious, and customer-focused team on a mission to build the world's most-loved password manager and give people more control over their data.

Our internal design studio is responsible for the look and feel of 1Password’s brand across print, digital, web and video. The team features motion designers, animators, illustrators, web designers, digital, print and graphic designers.

The Design Studio Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of the studio including incoming design projects and designers responsible for them.  This role will contribute to broader creative strategy and processes as the studio scales.

This is a Remote opportunity within the US or Canada.

What we're looking for:

    • 5+ years of design studio management experience, ideally in a creative agency or similar environment
    • Experience managing and coordinating people
    • Experience with client service and stakeholder management in a creative capacity
    • Effective time management and prioritization skills
    • Great communication skills with the ability to source and clarify design briefs from across teams
    • Expert eye for quality and detail, you don’t have to be a designer but spotting a wrong colour or a typo is important
    • Well defined sense of personal accountability, "owns it" and takes initiative

What you can expect in Month 1:

    • Understand the current processes, workflows, brand guidelines
    • Understand each designer’s workload and skillset to assign new projects
    • Highlight projects needing direction and sign off to meet deadlines
    • Starts to approve creative for smaller projects as comfort level grows

What you can expect in Month 3:

    • Understand the needs of each designer and what they need to grow and improve
    • Know the brand guidelines like the back of your hand and spot things that might need extra attention
    • Be fully up to speed and comfortable with daily studio operations and actively working to maintain and improve them
    • Work with organizational and marketing stakeholders to improve design briefs so they are ready to be worked on

What you can expect in Month 6:

    • Start to plan for future projects months out as well as current workloads
    • Have shipped a broad range of high quality exciting projects
What we offer:

Along with joining a connected, inclusive and passionate community you will be eligible for the following: 
- Remote-first environment with flexible working hours to accommodate work-life balance
- Competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and RRSP or 401K match program
- Employee Stock Options Program
- Flexible vacation and time off including additional personal and sick days
- Wellness programs, Employee Assistance Program and an annual wellness allowance 
- Paid parental leave programs
- Professional development and peer recognition opportunities
- Company swag and a free family 1Password subscription (and a discount for friends!)

1Password is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and when we say bring your whole self to work, we mean it. You’ll join a diverse and inclusive community, built on trust, support and respect. Be yourself, find your people and share the things you love. As we continue to build our team, we welcome all individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, sex, citizenship, education, languages spoken and veteran’s status. Accommodation is available upon request at any point during the recruitment process, should you require any please do let us know.

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